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Taj Samudra Colombo
Ranked #8 of 54 Hotels in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 13, 2013

I stayed for 4 nights as against a couple of nights the last time 18 months ago. The property has not gone through any visible changes till now. What i liked best about the hotel is its food, though in room dining options have limited menu you can ask them to serve in room from the various restaurants they have. The rooms can get better.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea facing room with Balcony. Its just an amazing experience. All sea facing rooms do not...
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

We had our company award ceremony at Taj Samudra. Nice service and good food. Taj Samudara located the hear of Colombo. Easy access is a big advantage.

This hotel has a history and you will see old and faded stuff around you. Still it has a nice City and sea view.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

'1 Mile from the King's House' is the relic that greets you when you are about to enter Taj Samudra. True to its name, the hotel is right on the Galle Face road overlooking the majestic ocean. On top of that the amazing hospitality and service. Moreover, it has the only nightclub in the area and you know that its the place to go to. A sureshot must go.

Room Tip: Do visit the nightclub.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Of our experience in other Taj hotels. It was not to the standard we expected. We found the public areas appeared to be fairly well maintained on the ground floor and the restaurant also appeared to be in quite good condition. in need of repair. The room was scruffy, with rotting timber in the bathroom and in the doorway onto our balcony. Some of the rotting timber had been painted over, only to be peeling off. The bathrooms were old with showers with curtains over old baths.
Food is also not quite upto the mark.
No LCD in room

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stayed in this Taj based on prior business experience in other Taj hotels. It was not to the standard we expected. We found the public areas appeared to be fairly well maintained on the ground floor and the restaurant also appeared to be in quite good condition. However on venturing up to our room on the third floor saw us exit the lift to scruffy, dirty, stretched and in some spots, threadbare carpet. The doors and timber work were badly chipped and in need of repair. When we got,to our room, our key wouldn't work so the concierge had to go back downstairs to get a manual key to let us in. The electronic key was repaired the next day. The room was scruffy, with rotting timber in the bathroom and in the doorway onto our balcony. Some of the rotting timber had been painted over, only to be peeling off. The bathrooms were old with showers with curtains over old baths. Wifi was not included with the room and worked out to be 20.00 US per day. We found the service to be very good, and felt sorry for the staff who were working so hard at making our stay a good experience, in less than luxurious surroundings. The gymnasium however was one of the best equipped hotel gyms I have used.

We had a sea view room with balcony but there was no furniture on the balcony to sit on.

They informed us that they were closing the hotel in April for 2 years to do a complete renovation which does show that the group is responsive to their market. Particularly as they have a brand new Shangti La opening up next door. I would not recommend this hotel in its current state but would like to see it post renovation based on our experience with other Taj hotels.

Room Tip: Wait until its renovated and then book a room over looking the sea with a balcony
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

The hotel has it all to keep a family looked after and well rested. Great service, good food, a home away from home. But its not one of those modern hotels, you still get a 'key' to your room and it has all the other 'old' trimmings... But overall, nice place with great views of the Indian ocean.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is in a great location in Colombo. Re restaurants are excellent and the service in all areas good. The eat area is the lovely pool which is brilliant for families . Remember to where long trousers and no trainers in the Steakhouse restaurant

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Additional Information about Taj Samudra Colombo

Address: 25 Galle Face Center Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Colombo
#4 Family Hotel in Colombo
#7 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
#7 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
Price Range: $183 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Taj Samudra Colombo 5*
Number of rooms: 300
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Taj Samudra Colombo is located in the heart of the Colombo city, overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. The most stylish Executive category rooms are by far the best in design and comfort in the city of Colombo. Taj Samudra offers the following choice of food & beverage outlets - Latitude - all day dining restaurant serving Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a a choice of la carte specialties Navratna - Specialty Indian Restaurant catering to North Indian flavors Golden Dragon - Authentic Chinese Cuisine with a specialty in Sichuan Cuisine, YUMI - Japanese resto bar with live entertainment from Thursday through Saturday,live sports and best of live entertainment over weekends, Lobby Lounge - Unwind over a snack, dessert or a quiet drink. In Room Dining - 24 hour room service Keeping in line with the changing times, Taj Samudra retains the colonial charm, heritage value, sense of space, privacy and luxuries for our esteemed guest. ... more   less 
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